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MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
quote said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since until nam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference -- >> are you -- the question is,
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
't extreme and chuck schumer would not endorse somebody, his views on foreign policy are middle of the road. he wouldn't endorse somebody who was extreme. i think his vietnam experience is important. it's been noted and it's important that you now have at state john kerry and you would have at defense chuck hagel, two veterans of vietnam who look back and say we are ib clind to be very cautious before we commit american lives to any kind of foreign intervention. we want to be able to tell the troops. and hagel has characterized himself as an old sergeant, wants to tell the truth, so we need to make this fight. i think the good thing this hearing if it went there instead of just kind of particular attacks or questions to hagel, if this hearing went to a larger discussion of president obama's foreign policy because in broad terms hagel is with obama. obama's view is this is a moment when we need to pull back a bit, rebuild at home, and rethink some of these commitments. the americans are tired of war at this moment, and i think hagel really represents that exhaustion with the war and the desi
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> when given a chance to respond, here is what hagel said. >> the comment i made about the most dangerous foreign policy decision since vietnam was about not just the surge, but the overall war of choice going into iraq. >> that point found broad support in our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll with nearly 6 in 10 americans saying the entire iraq war was not worth it. let's remember that the mccain/hagel grudge goes way back to comments, well, like these. >> well, i think our invasion and occupation of iraq represents one of the great blunters of american history, and we will pay a high price for this for a long time. >> now, that would be in march 2008. you remember, it's the year that barack obama won his first term as president defeating none other than john mccain. do you think mccain is still angry that hagel backed obama? holding a judge? no, never. if mccain played the betrayed besty, fellow republican lindsey graham took the role of disappointed dad over his r
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am PST
true? >> it is fairly important. >> thinly vailed as an exploration of his foreign policy positions, the game was more gotcha than global strategy. >> but i'll -- >> sdeshs your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the search. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if they were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> if you would like me to explain why. >> i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i feel it's far more complicated than that. >> the nominee for defense secretary was reportedly asked to claire fews his hiss position on nuclear disarmament. it proved more an opportunity for senators inhoff and graham to show that he is in favor of immediate elimination of all nuclear weapons. chuck hagel wasn't having any of it. >> my position, some of the individuals national security leaders as senator nunn talked about, including himself, has never been unilateral disarmament. ever. never. we have over the years which i have supported the united states has led in red
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 2:30pm PST
or incorrect when you say it -- when you said that the search would be the most dangerous foreign-policy disaster sense the non? the question is right or wrong. i would like the answer of whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show that you refused to answer the question. >> if you would like me to explain, -- >> i actually would like an answer. >> what else did we learn from today's hearing a short time ago? he did not do the best job of defending himself. >> no, it was a fractious hearing and pointless. he referred to the government of iran as legitimately elected. he apologized for saying that israel had arranged a slaughter of its enemies. he was defending his views on iran. on israel, they think he is not friendly enough. in the end, i don't think we learned a lot about him, really. in the past, he had expressed traditionally dovish liberal foreign policy positions even though he used to be a republican. he was moving back from those same more of what the republican senators wanted to hear
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
think the speech gimp last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, if it's carried out, i will resist it. and then, of course, you continued on and on for months afterwards talking about what a disaster the surge would be. even to the point where it was clear, the surge was succeeding. and in march 2008, you said, quote, here the term "quagmire" could apply. if that's not a quagmire, what is. even as late of august 29th, 2011, 2011, in an interview with the financial times, you said, i disagreed with the president obama, his decision to surge in iraq. as i did with president bush on the surge in iraq. do you stand by that -- those -- those comments, senator hagel? >> well, senator, i stand by them, as i made them. >> you stand by -- were you right? were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to sort that out. >> but the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you're r
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam it's carried out, i will resist it. and then, of course, you continued on and on for months afterwards talking about what a disaster the surge would be, even to the point where it was clear the surge was succeeding. in march 2008, you said, quote, here the term quagmire could apply. if that's not a quagmire, then what is? even as late as august 29, 2011, in an interview, 2011, in an interview with the financial times, you said i disagreed with president obama, his decision to surge in iraq as i did with president bush on the surge in iraq. do you stand by that -- those comments, senator hagel? >> well, senator, i stand by them because i made them. >> were you right? were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to sort that out -- >> the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge? >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question, i expect a direct answer. >
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00pm PST
dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> my -- >> yes or no. >> my reference -- >> can you answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well -- >> i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> well, letted record show you refused to answer this question. now please go ahead. >> if you would like me to explain why -- >> i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that, as i have already said. my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. as to the comment i made about the most dangerous foreign policy decision since vietnam was about not just the surge but the overall war of choice going into iraq. >> i think history has already made a judgment about the surge, sir, and you're on the wrong side of it. >> senator shaheen, i don't know what to make of that. it lo
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since the vietnam. if it is carried out, i will resist it." the question continued on for months and months talking about what a disaster the surge would be even when it was clear the surge was succeeding. in march 2008, you said "the term quagmires could apply. some reject that term, but if that is not a quagmire, what is? even as late as august 29, 2011, in an interview with the "financial times" -- you said i disagree with president obama and his decision to surge in iraq as i did with president obama. do you stand by those comments? >> senator, i stand by them because i made them. >> were you right? where you write in your assessment? >> i would defer to the judgment of history to assert -- to sort that out. >> the committee deserves to know whether you are right or wrong about the search. >> i will explain why -- >> i want to know if you are right or wrong. it's a direct question. >> the surge assisted in the objective. >> will you please answer the questi
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. is that correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to.... >> are you going to answer the question? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> you let the record show that he refuses to answer yet. >> if confirmed he wogs succeed leon panetta. >> kristen: 49er fans are soaking up the experience leading up to the big game. they are bank go in the glow event for fans. katie marzullo takes us behind the scenes. >> we are leaving on thursday, hopefully leaving on monday and get some superbowl tickets. >> mike will return to south san francisco without setting foot inside the ser superdome but he is adding a splash of red. >> consider how much more work it took for 49er fans to get here. >> it was hard to get a flight. we got tickets. our tickets were $950. >> the family is here from chico. marie has been a ticket holder since '78 and nothing was going to stop her. her husband can't believe they made it. >> clearly mom is team captain. >> mom was a niner fan since i was born. it's been like
KOFY
Jan 31, 2013 11:30am PST
foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. is that correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to.... >> are you going to answer the question? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> you let the record show that he refuses to answer yet. >> if confirmed he wogs succeed on panetta. >> kristen: 49er fans are soaking up the experience leading up to the big game. they are bank go in the glow event for fans. katie marzullo takes us behind the scenes. >> we are leaving on thursday, hopefully leaving on monday and get some superbowl tickets. >> mike will return to south san francisco without setting foot inside the ser superdome but he is adding a splash of red. >> consider how much more work it took for 49er fans to get here. >> it was hard to get a flight. we got tickets. our tickets were $950. >> the family is here from chico. marie has been a ticket holder since '78 and nothing was going to stop her. her husband can't believe they made it. >> clearly mom is team captain. >> mom was a niner fan since i was born. it's been like this. >> 12-year-old is taking fu
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
in a they agreed on almost every foreign policy issue. there was even speculation that the president might tap hagel for vice president. well, that, of course, didn't happen but the president did get hagel's endorsement. maybe that's what accounts for some of john mccain's bitterness. mccain isn't the only one who is lining up against hagel though. senator lindsey graham, mccain mccain's new bff also took a shot. he brought up hagel's newest comment that, quote the jewish lobby intimidateed law makers. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> jennifer: that, too went on and on. after the hearing graham, who up until that point had been none noncommittal told foreign policy magazine that he was unlikely to vote for hagel. others went further. senator dan coates gave a 15 minute speech said he would vote no. hagel's performance did not earn him much praise from the other side of the aisle. here is senator claire mccas
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
? were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the -- >> are you going answer the question, senator hagel? were you right or wrong? >> the nominee said the quote referred to his feelings about the iraq war in general, not just the surge. he took heat for his work with global zero, group which says it's committed to eliminating all nuclear weapons globally. hagel was asked if he's anti-american nukes. >> the position of global zero, my position, some of the individuals national security leaders talked about including himself, has never been unilateral disarmament. never. ever. >> hagel backtracked on the comment about the political power of the "jewish lobby." >> i should have used another term. i'm sorry. i regret it. >> the use of intimidation, i should have used influence. i think it would have been more appropriate. >> coming in the hearing, hagel were controversial nominee. a number of senators on both sides said it was uncomfortable bei
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
are these senators today really arguing about president bush and president obama on foreign policy? >> they were, rev. and it was like neocon 101. they were relitigating the iraq war. the iraq war that had nothing to do with 9/1. the iraq war that diverted our attention from bringing bin laden to justice and just about $3 trillion. i mean, it's time to start nation-building at home. and i will tell you, chuck hagel, today should have been a historic day because he's the first enlisted man ever to become secdef. secretary of defense. now let me tell you something, too, they're trying to make him look weak. but look at what happened in 1999. chuck hag ergs l always puts his country first. muslims were getting murdered. it was the worst ethnic cleansing in europe since germany. and then president clinton said we're going to send our men and women into kosovo. he's one of only two republicans to do that. the man wears his heart on his sleeve for his country. they try to dishonor him. but he, you know, listen, he's been through a lot worse in his life than given a hard time. >> john, the thing that amazed
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
on foreign policy can do it through hagel today, through this hearing. the past positions hagel has taken where supporters of israel believe that he has made statements that suggest he's soft on israel, he does not support the president's positions on iran, or that he does not view hezbollah as a terrorist organization, administration officials say he will clearly address all those past statements, put them to bed and make it emphatic that he fully supports the president's positions today and yet they know this will be a drawn out in their view political exercise and think he could get confirmed by well more than the 60% majority because he's a member of the senate club and in the end they support somebody who they view as a senator and in the white house's view still a mainstream person. jake? >> we're listening right now as we're watching right now as senator levin of michigan introduces the new members of the senate armed services committee, senator levin, democrat of michigan we see there, next is senator chuck hagel, was former republican senator from virginia john warner, chuck hage
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 9:30am EST
with the mainstream of u.s. foreign and defense policy and also with president obama. chuck hagel believes we must preserve the american strength as a force for good in the world. he recognizing that protecting our interests requires strong allies and friends, as well as strong american leadership. third, chuck has the depth of experience and leadership skills required to handle this tough job. there is no shortage of security challenges around the world, as this committee knows and as you enumerated this morning, mr. chairman. a very large and impressive group of former cabinet officials and public servants from both sides of the aisle have said that they trust chuck hagel with this important responsibility. and i strongly, i strongly agree. fourth, on the fiscal side, i am will be athat chauck powerful advocate for a common- sense approach in this administration and on capitol hill regarding fiscal challenges to the defense budget. he understands that our defense capabilities are being threatened on two budget friends. first, sequestration, with its damaging, across the board, up from the budget
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
.s. wages war and the president's attempts to put an imprint on u.s. foreign policy. today, hagel will have his first chance to publicly respond to his critics, in a 112-page questionnaire requested by the committee, hagel begins to do that on iran and israel. this is what he said in the questionnaire, and he'll be questioned about this today. on the questionnaire, i am committed to considering all options to counter iran and its aggression and to maintain u.s. support for missile defense systems in israel. translation, he's for unilateral military action if necessary against iran. more. "if iran continues to flout its international obligations, it should continue to face severe and growing consequences. while there is time and space for diplomacy, backed by pressure, the window is closing." this is what he says on gay rights in the questionnaire, "i fully support gay and lesbian women serving openly in the u.s. military and am committed to a full implementation of the repeal of don't ask, don't tell." and on the use of force, "i believe we must think very carefully before we commit our arm
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 10:00am PST
? will you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to the surge being -- >> the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well -- >> i would like to answer whether you are right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why i -- >> i absolutely would like answer answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> is this finally the year for immigration reform? president obama sits down with jose diaz bullart. >> i don't think that it should take many, many months. i think this is something that we should be able to get done certainly this year, and i would like to see if we can get it done sooner. >> in newtown parents of the young victims
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
the fundamental direction that is we should take in regards to foreign policy in iraq, but also the personal element there. i think people always forget a lot of this stuff is personal, and it seemed in the tone of mccain's questions it was personal. >> it does seem that, and, of course, there was the fact that hagel did not endorse barack obama, but in the middle of that mccain-obama campaign he went to the war zones along side barack obama. it was an implicit endorsement. his wife did endorse obama in that campaign. politics are personal. jim, there's some concern by some that assuming that chuck hagel gets confirmed he will be a weaker secretary of defense within the cabinet, that policy will be run even more so out of the white house, out of the nsc because he has gone through this process, and doesn't have a strong political base himself within the administration. >> well, you know, that was the rap against william cohen. if you remember, a republican who served under the president -- democratic administration of president clinton. now, if people here in the building say, look, you know
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
the president in the countries foreign policy debates -- mr. kerry in the state department, mr. hagel at the pentagon, and mr. mccain, will all derive a substantial part of their legitimacy from vietnam experiences. mr. mccain's relationship with mr. kerr it isy the striking tale of the lingering influence of the vietnam. more than a decade later, mccain traveled to massachusetts to campaign against mr. kerry. yet the pair worked so closely in the cause of reviving relations with vietnam that they became friends. when mr. kerry appeared at a senate confirmation hearing last week, he was introduced by mr. mccain, who praised his ' exemplary statesmanship.' mr. mccain's relationship with mr. hagel what has gone the opposite way. 'i admire him and consider is friendship to be a treasure of inestimable value to me,' mr. mccain said in 2001. by the time mr. mccain became the presidential candidate and to designate, the relationship had cooled. mr. hagel refused to endorse 'm, telling 'the new yorker' we so fundamentally disagree on our future course of our foreign policy and our role in th
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
on this, jenna. in barack obama you have the most controlling and withholding foreign policy president since richard nixon. barack obama doesn't dell gate. he dominates. and i think both chuck hagel and john kerry may well have to get used to the fact on the big issues, and it should be the president ultimately who makes the big decisions but consequential and effective secretaries of defense and secretaries of state help shape the policy. and that really remains to be seen. in an obama second term. jenna: let's go bigger if we can for a moment. because the questions about the president's relationship with israel, again are one ally in this region, have been a constant questioning over the last four years. now we're going to be in a new term. regardless what happens with senator hagel and whether or not he heads up the pentagon which is expected, what do you i think the damage is of those questioning of our administration and our loyalty to our ally? >> well, i think the reality is if barack obama, and again, this a two-way street. benjamin netanyahu is not an easy guy to get along wit
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it is carried out. i will resist it. and you talk about what disaster the search would become even to the point where it was clear the surge was succeeding. in 2008, you said you hear the term quagmire, which could apply. if that is not a quagmire, then what is approved even as late as august 29, 2011, in an interview -- 2011 -- in an interview with the financial times, you said i disagreed with the president, president obama, his decision on iraq as i did with president bush on the surge in iraq. do you stand by those comments? >> i stand by them because i made them. i will explain why. >> i want to know if you bore right or wrong. >> the search assisted in the objective, but if we review their record -- >> will you please into the question. where you correct when he said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since the a number of words you incorrect or correct? >> my reference -- and not argue not answering the question? the question was argue right
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
is not supportive enough. >> i think his position puts him on the fringes of foreign policy and not in the mainstream. >> of the many questions he begins with one -- ishes he ready? >> i will be. thank you. >> hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> from the selling ice to ask about department comes this -- perfume for babies. it is a blend of honey and that will sellts for $45. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you consider buying a perfume specifically for your baby? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. a brand is relying on twitter to wow you turn the super bowl. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we get the weekly jobless claims ahead of the opening bell. stop futures disporting are quiet. -- stock futres this morning are quiet. the full transition could be completed within two years. research in motion is changing its name to blackberry. the company failed to -- and may have set the price too high. it will cost -- [no audio] >> now weather and t
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm EST
be -- >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country -- >> since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> well, let the record show that you refused to answer that question. >> reporter: hagel eventually did answer, standing by his words on the iraq war, revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. so -- i did question a surge. this going to be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. now, was it required? was it necessary? >> reporter: hagel would be the first defense secretary who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. as a poor kid from nebraska, he and his brother, tom, volunteered to serve in vietnam. the brothers served in the same infantry unit in 1968, both getting wounded, each crediting the other with saving their lives. >> i don't see the lens of every world event and whether we should use american power through the lens of vietnam. but it's part of me. >> rep
CW
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm CST
you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the biggest foreign policy blunder since vietnam? >> are you going to answer the question? >> the question is where you're right or wrong? >> your free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> records will show that you refuse to answer that question. >> confirmation hearings got under way. if he is confirmed he will replace leon panetta. >>democrats believe he is someone the president can trust. they argue his war experience as an enlisted man is a major plus at the pentagon. >> students from sandy hook elementary school will perform at the super bowl. more than two dozen students are heading to new orleans. the children are survivors from the shooting rampage. paris casualties in america the beautiful. they're going to sing america the beautiful. >> how they are planning to help underwater home owners. >> more help may be on the way for underwater homeowners. sources saying that members of congress are getting ready to introduce bills that will expand government refinance programs. the
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
of the president's state of the union address and how foreign and defense policy will be handled. then senator kirsten gillibrand discusses bipartisan safety legislation. later, former representative gabrielle giffords on gun violence. >> on thursday, a hearing on u.s. workers and retirement savings. live coverage from the senate health education and labor and pynchon's committee. that is live thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, pretty good. what we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and once we have to assert it all of this time? what does it mean to other people? american products go around the world, so you are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> randall robinson, taking your calls, e-mail, facebook comments, and tweets. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security i
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
is responsible for our foreign policy, they should stick it to them. this is blood on our hands. >> sean: michelle malkin, this is not going to end well. it is going to end very badly. it already is ending badly. this is the height of irresponsibility. good to see you. >> you too. >> sean: still ahead, the president claims to be an avid skeet shooter but will he accept the challenge of a republican congresswoman saying she can beat him. and does guess tinge hated speech that comes from the radio airwaves, all liberals and includes one idiotic one left wing host that my listeners abuse wives and children. i'll respond to that and more as we continue. >> they should be run over by a semi. >> these are the ones who beat their children. they listen as limbaugh and hannity and rest of them put these subtle messages to mistreat their wives and never give up their guns. c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm PST
said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator? the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> the hearings started at 90:00 this morning. they're in a break now but more questioning ahead. >> shepard: to important matters now. the super bowl is almost here. vegas odds shut it could be a close game, and we all know it will make history, with two brothers going head-to-head, coaching opposing teams. a look ahead at the big game. the niners and ravens. what else for you to watch for on sunday. and guess what? we have breaking news from lip synching beyoncÉ. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ wh do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progre
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm PST
there? i mean, vietnam has been sort of major thing, impacting american foreign policy for decades and obama administration first post-vietnam administration among democrats. not vietnam people and bringing it back in to the equation so what impact do you think vietnam will have on us going forward? >> i think if you look at his prepared statements, or the statements he delivered this morning, he said his view on the circumstances that should guide deploying troops to harm's way, to combat should be very, very specific and very, very carefully thought out. and i think that's a philosophy that's very much grounded in his experience as a combat veteran, as an enlisted soldier who saw combat and the reality of war. so i think, you know, i think from that perspective, that outlook is likely to shape how he conducts the afghan draw down, what advice to the white house about how quickly to pull troops and any future engagements across the world in places such as africa, elsewhere in the middle east, where you're seeing some troubles emerge and some calls for a greater u.s. intervention.
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm EST
. i get were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? independents i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> reporter: hess record as a senator caused frequent concern. in 2001 he voted against sans on iran. >> do you support sanctions against iran? >> yes. >> hagel said he's now open to all options. >> i'm fully committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: he previously co-authored a report calling for cuts. >> a strong agile, safe, secure, effective nuclear arsenals for the united states is not debatable. >> reporter: hagel promised to support the rights of gales in the military. he also apologized for offensive comments he made accusing lobbyists of intimidating lawmakers. as defense secretary he would work closely with allies. >> you said it should have been one other term. name one person in your person who's intimidated by the israeli lobby. >> i already stated i regret the terminology, bu
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> reporter: hagel's record as a senator caused frequent concern. in 20 on 1, he voted against sanctions against iran. >> do you support sanctioning against iran? >> yes. hagel -- >> i'm fully committed to the president's goal from preventing iran from a sneak lard weapon. >> reporter: he previously co-authored a report calling for cuts. >> a strong agile, safe secure effective nuclear arsenal for the united states is not debatable. >> reporter: hagel promised to support the rights of gales in the military. he also apologized for offensive comments he made accusing lobbyists for israel of intimidating lawmakers. asefense secretary, he worked closely with the strong u.s. ally as it faces threats in the middle east. >> you said the jewish locky -- that term shouldn't have been used, it should have another term. name one person in your pen who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> i already stated i regret the termi
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